The final paper assignment asked students to apply the readings and theories from the class to a case study of their own choosing, in a paper of 15-20 pages. Several student papers are provided here as inspirational examples. All papers are published courtesy of the student named, and used with permission.

Caroline Rubin, “Writing against MIT Culture.” (PDF)

Patricia Martinez, “Preserving and Forgetting: How the Indigenous Mexican Minorities Translate to United States' Minority Politics, Discourse, and Education of Language.” (PDF)

Laura Martini, “Deciding Who May Choose: The Construction of Personhood During Ethical Decisions in a Biomedical Context.” (PDF)

Ragini Shyam, “Understanding Bodies: Haitian vodou as a lens for understanding conceptions and healing practices of the body.” (PDF)

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